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    Beth Davis may be retiring from the Levy County School Board in November to make way for “new blood” but she is not slowing down.

  • Commission approves some compromise on assessment

    Property owners will be billed higher assessments for fire and emergency medical services in their 2012 tax bills. 

    On Tuesday evening, before a full room, the Levy County Commission approved a $90 residential assessment for fire services by a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Mike Joyner of Morriston (R-District 1) dissenting and $119 residential assessment for EMS by a unanimous vote.

  • Al Macri will face Joyner for District 3 seat

    In a candidacy announcement, Macri wrote:

    “Hello, my name is Al Macri and I am asking for your vote and support as I am running for Levy County Commissioner District 3, which is being vacated by Marsha Drew. 

    “I am 57 years old and came to Levy County from Palm Beach County in 1981. I live in Morriston with my wife, Etter Brooks Macri, who was born in Montbrook.

  • Cindy Roach announces candidacy for superintendent

    Dear Citizens of Levy County,

    Our children are our future, and they deserve an education that will best prepare them to make an honest living and to fulfill their dreams. 

    Our children deserve knowledgeable and inspired teachers in the classroom. Our children, teachers, staff, administrators, and our communities deserve a knowledgeable leader who has a vision for the future of education in Levy County.

  • Ya learn somethin’ everyday

    By Bev Ringenburg

    Over the past month I’ve pretty much been confined to the couch because of foot surgery, which means I’ve had a bit more time to do some channel surfing and finally learned how to watch programs “On Demand” (I know, I’m way behind the times).  What I found was the Documentary Channel and what I watched were two pretty interesting documentary films called “Tapped” (produced in 2009) and “Bag-It” (produced in 2010).

  • New TV show has ties to Cedar Key

    By Rima Beck

    Public Relations

    Aadapted by Michelle Pearson of Cedar Key

  • County tentatively approves budget, tax

    The Levy County Commission approved a tentative budget of $62,352,856 and a property tax millage of 8.5759 by a 4-1 vote on Sept. 6 with Chair Danny Stevens of Williston (D-District 5) dissenting.

  • Coastal Cleanup is Saturday


    Aquacuture Extension Agent

    The International Coastal Cleanup, taking place this Saturday, is the world’s largest volunteer effort to help protect the ocean.

  • Jack Hotaling, water district manager, dies

    John H. "Jack" Hotaling, 72 of Cedar Key and Tampa. died on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. He was born June 30, 1940, in Albany, N.Y. to the late Rachel and ElmoHotaling.

  • Into the depths

    Like a trail of bread crumbs leading the way back home is the life line that few go in without.  Lights off, and it’s so dark that even the animals that flit about have long ago lost the use of eyes or pigment in skin. The walls, at times, close in tight like a stone coffin. It’s cold, and the air is always in short supply.